No one took any notice of the recent request for comments which was made by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar over its proposed Polling Station Review across the Western Isles.
But the process continues and the next stage is the publication of the Comhairle’s draft proposals and the Returning Officer’s comments. Representations must be made on these by 5pm on Friday 18 September 2020.
The revised list of polling places to be submitted to the Comhairle for approval on 30 September 2020 is available on the following link:
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar announced on 21 July that a review of Polling Districts and Polling Places within Na h-Eileanan an Iar would be undertaken. The review particularly focused on the suitability of premises or facilities for persons with any type of disability. The closing date for initial comments was Friday 14 August. No comments or suggestions were received by the deadline, says CnES.
But a spokesman says: "The Comhairle would welcome any comments from electors who are registered within the constituency. As well as the general public, the Comhairle will seek input from Community Councils, Elected Members, Political Parties, MP/MSP, Disability Groups and the Third Sector."